I'm a lawyer in Canada, and I am thinking of setting up a branch office in Seattle, to serve the Chinese Canadians who have gone to work there, and I would also like to immigrate, so I can be a dual citizen. I've always wanted to be both a citizen of the US and Canada, and this is my chance.
Immigration law as I understand it requires me to be physically present in the US for five years before I can apply. My problem is that, for now, I am still needed back in my offices in the Greater Vancouver region, and I need to continue working there until my Washington state business is built up. So I am thinking of living in the US, and hopping across the border to do my days work, and then returning in the evening and weekends. If I live and sleep in WA during the day, and I spend part of the day in Canada, am I considered "physically present" in the US for that day?
BTW, I also want to take the Washington state bar, so can someone recommend a good text on US constitutional law?